LG G8 ThinQ leak shows a notch, dual rear cameras, and a fingerprint reader


LG’s G series is among the most established line of flagships in mobile, and today we’re getting an early peek at the next iteration.

The LG G8 ThinQ has been revealed in a set of official-looking renders shared by Evan Blass. The device doesn’t look too far off from the LG G7 ThinQ, packing a notch, dual rear camera setup, and rear fingerprint reader like the G7. One small change is that the dual rear cameras on the G8 are laid out horizontally, whereas they’re positioned vertically on the G7.

These leaked renders also show that the LG G8 ThinQ will have a USB-C port for charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The dedicated Google Assistant button that was on the side of the LG G7 ThinQ appears to be making a return on the G8, too, along with the typical volume and power/lock keys.

While LG hasn’t officially announced the G8 ThinQ yet, it did recently confirm the device’s existence when it revealed a feature of the G8. LG is including Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology to give the LG G8 ThinQ’s front camera a boost. This ToF tech delivers more accurate measurements of an objects distance from the camera, LG says, which could help it to offer better facial recognition and also be ideal for augmented reality and virtual reality applications.

There’s no word yet on when LG might fully announce the G8 ThinQ, but Mobile World Congress is taking place later this month, and that could be an opportunity for LG to fully reveal its next flagship.

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  • Sayahh

    Effin notch

  • g2a5b0e

    LG still rolling with a notch, forehead, & chin. They just don’t get it & that’s why no one buys their phones anymore.

    • Jon

      There are more reasons than that as to why people don’t like LG phones but this will definitely turn off some consumers.

  • RLB63

    More companies are going with the notch. Better get use to it. It’s either the notch or a larger phone to contain the cameras. It’s not that bad really once you get use to it. I have the v40. Though some designer came up with the stupid idea to move the clock to the left side.

    • steadymobb

      Nah in 1-2 years there will be no notches

    • I had the V40 @ launch on Sprint and loved the device, the network was terrible for some reason on that phone. It was a really great phone, with a good battery life and screen.

      I’ve since decides to pay for good service and ported my number to Magenta about 2 weeks ago and I leased a One Plus 6T .

      Looking at all of the new devices the thing to watch for on T-Mobile seems to be the ability to Carrier Aggreate the new band 71 w/ 66 and 4 simaltaniously and so far according to the FCC docs I found on Reddit, the new Samsung’s are the only ones capable. I hope LG uses the proper modem (They didn’t in the G7 to save money.)